In this interesting booklet, Fra Carnevale—heretofore a mysterious, quasi-legendary figure—emerges as a well-defined and pivotal artist in Renaissance Florence. In featuring their case, the authors take the reader from the workshop of Filippo Lippi in Florence to Urbino, capital of Federico da Montefeltro’s duchy within the area of the Marches. It was once a highway so much memorably traveled through Piero della Francesca, who labored in Florence in 1439 and have become Federico’s favourite artist. This booklet exhibits that different lesser identified artists like Fra Carnevale additionally took an analogous path.
Among the various different artists—painters and sculptors—crucial to Fra Carnevale’s formation and mentioned during this quantity are Domenico Veneziano, Luca della Robbia, Pesellino, and Agostino di Duccio. Essays through Keith Christiansen, Andrea De Marchi, and Matteo Ceriana and a documentary appendix by way of Andrea Di Lorenzo and Matteo Mazzalupi rework our wisdom of this intriguing second within the historical past of Renaissance art.
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